Duke men beat last place Hokies

The Duke men’s basketball team beat the short-handed (and last place) Virginia Tech Hokies on Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium by a 66-48 score. It is the Blue Devils 32nd straight home victory. The Hokies have now lost 13 of their last 14 games.

Duke got off to a quick start, leading 24-4 with 9:22 to go in the first half. They let the Hokies claw their way back into the game, as they cut it to 12 points at the half (32-20). VT scored their fourth point with 14:37 to go and did not record another field goal until there was 7:31 to go.

Duke-BasketballVT had no answer for Rodney Hood, who scored 12 of his 21 points in the first half. He was great going into the elbow of the 2-3 zone that the Hokies were employing.

Jabari Parker‘s shot was off (he only made 3-of-11 shots), but he still recorded a double-double: 11 points and 12 rebounds. He also dished out three assists, blocked three shots, and had three steals. Rasheed Sulaimon chipped in 15 points, four rebounds, and five assists. Tyler Thornton only scored three points, but he dished out seven assists and did not commit a turnover.

 

For the Hokies, Trevor Thompson had a nice game, making 6-of-9 shots for 15 points. Devin Wilson, their freshman point guard who is second in the ACC in assists, dished out four of them, though he committed six turnovers.

 

Duke now has a week off before playing at rival Wake Forest on March 5th. The Blue Devils end the season on March 8th at home against rival North Carolina.

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